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How do you find local coin dealers?

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To find knowledgeable and ethical coin dealers in a local area, sellers can visit sites, such as the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) and the American Numismatic Association (ANA). These organizations have directories of members located throughout the United States.

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At the Professional Numismatists Guild website, coin sellers can use the search tool to look for dealers by name, state or countries. By entering a state name, visitors to this site can look through the generated list of PNG members. For a coin dealer to become a member of this organization, he must be a reputable dealer who adheres to the strict code of ethics admittance requirements established by PNG.

The American Numismatic Association is another online resource that also has code of ethics requirements for dealer listed in the directory. Coin sellers can search for a local dealer by using search parameters, such as country, state, city, ZIP code and specialty. Specialties and services include third party grading services, appraisals, collector and certified coins and coins from different eras.

To find trustworthy online coin dealers, coin buyers and sellers can also visit the NumisMaster website, which offers a list that includes Mount Vernon Coin Company, Numismatic Financial Corporation, American Rare Coin and Silver Eagle Coin Company. There are dealers that specialize in all types of coins, including gold, silver, U.S. mint sets and world coins. This website also has a world coin dealer page.

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